Germany And The Origins Of The Second World War

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Overview

Jonathan Wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Hitler took most of the key decisions for war but he depended on the support of elites and a wider public to make those decisions effective. Wright explains that support rose and fell, but, nevertheless, by December 1941 Hitler had succeeded in carrying Germany into a world war for racial empire.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333495551
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Series: The Making of the 20th Century Ser.
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author



JONATHAN WRIGHT is Professor of International Relations and a tutorial Fellow at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
• Hitler's World
• From the Margin to the Mainstream
• Dismantling Versailles
• Preparing for War: From Rhineland Occupation to Anschluss
• To War in Europe: From Anschluss to the Invasion of Poland
• To World War: September 1939 to December 1941
• Conclusion
• Select Bibliography
• Index

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